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  1. Heating
    I just recently rescued my hedgie Misaki from a neglectful household and she has been warming up to me just fine, however the previous owner used only a heat lamp in a wire cage. I have now purchased a heat pad but it doesn't seem to be enough heat for her. I can use a space heater all day in...
  2. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Here is the light/dark schedule I'm doing: 630am lights on, 7pm lights off. Hedgehog is active as early as 5:30, doesn't seem bothered by light. Do I need to adjust? Is something wrong? ... more info: I have had my 1.5 y/o named Spork for only two days. The past two nights he woke up between...
  3. Cages
    I am trying to set up a stylish habitat for our soon to be hedgie. I am using a giant storage bin and thought I would light it with LED light tape https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GJ3O0J8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AP20Q7JKYM45L On a timer. Any thoughts?
  4. General Questions
    hi im a first time hoglet owner. i recently got my little miso. I currently have his lights to go on at 8 am to 9 pm. i am a college student( he lives in my dorm) and occasionally will have to be up later than 9 to do schoolwork. Is it ok if i use my room lights or desk lamp past his schedule? I...
  5. Introductions
    Hi All, We have recently bought a 7 week old hoglet - we brought him home last night and used this site a lot in order to set up the right environment for him! We've joined to help anyone out with questions we had and maybe give the uk equivalent of some of the recommendations on here (most of...
  6. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    Hello Everyone! It took Prudence a few weeks to start using her wheel originally due to being overweight. She wheeled almost every night for almost six months and has recently stopped again. For the last two weeks she has wheeled only once, and it was barely touched. I am aware that changes in...
  7. Cages
    I have been interested in hedgies but know I won't be getting one for awhile, until we settle in to a home for longer then a few months, and would love to create a space for a hedgie. I would like to create a 10 foot W X 3 feet H x 2 feet D area - bottom level will be drawers for storing food...
  8. Heating
    We have a tendency to lump heat and light together. They are both equally important for the same reasons, we don't like hedgehogs trying to hibernate. Our hedgehogs are not meant to hibernate, it is deadly for them. If a hedgehog bounces back from attempting to hibernate, it faces medical...
  9. General Questions
    If my hedgie sleeps in his snuggle sack, curled up, and the snuggle sack is covered with fleeces for warmness, then how would he know it's light out??? Do they peep outside during the day?? I tried putting his fleece on my face and it doesn't let any light through so the only time he sees...
  10. General Questions
    Hello, I'm new to these forums so sorry if i'm posting in the wrong spot! I will be getting a baby hedgie at the end of the month and am wondering about a few things. 1. I know that they need to be around 72-74 degrees. I have a wire cage. Is this what I would need for a proper setup to...
  11. General Questions
    I've searched around for an answer but I haven't had much luck, which makes me wonder if I'm crazy for asking this? I know hedgies need at least 12-14 hours of daylight/light a day, which I do with a "Happy Light" lamp on a set timer. My question is, if our hedgies are sleeping, or hiding...
  12. General Questions
    I have read the routine lighting is important and I was just wondering what your lighting scheduled is? I read 7am-9pm keep lights on then you can dim them after. The thing that confuses me is she is sleeping during the day, so would the light not bother her? and then she seems to be more...
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